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Why did Packard Bell change the tip on the end of their laptop adapters?

It is our guess that if you have tried to buy a replacement Packard Bell laptop charger, then there is a good chance that the supplier you purchased it off sent you the wrong one. The most likely problem is that the seller hasn’t updated their databases and our guess is the laptop charger you have been sent has a tip that is too big / loose for your laptop.

The reason that Packard Bell has changed the tip on their laptop adapters is related to their take-over by Acer. Packard Bell has now started using the same DC socket as has historically been used in Acer laptops. The historic tip on the Packard Bell laptop power supply used to measure 5.5*2.5mm, however this has changed during 2011 to the Acer DC socket which measures 5.5*1.5mm. This is the reason that there are a lot of unhappy customers out there recently, with sellers giving them the wrong size tip for their new Packard Bell notebook.

Customers of Laptop Power UK can rest assured that we know exactly which laptops need which laptop power cables. We spend hours each and every week maintaining our compatibility databases to ensure we provide the very best and most accurate laptop replacement part service on the market.

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